Favorite Winter Treats from premier allergy


Dr. Hoontrakoon’s Favorite Hot Chocolate

About 2 1/2 cups oat milk

Cane sugar in the amount that would make you happy.

1 100-gram bar (3 ½ ounces) dark bittersweet chocolate with at least 70% cocoa, chopped into small pieces.

¼ cup cocoa powder loosely packed

  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, stir together the oat milk and sugar.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.  Add the chopped chocolate and the cocoa powder and bring to a boil again, whisking until the chocolate and cocoa are dissolved and the mixture has thickened.  Reduce the heat to very low.
  2. Blend for five minutes with an immersion mixer or whirl the hot chocolate in a standard blender for a half minute, until thick and foamy.

Note: Hot chocolate can be made a day ahead, then reheated and re-frothed just before consumption




Sofia’s Danish Glogg

Very fancy drink from Denmark, Sofia’s birth place. Complicated recipe, but worth it. Please follow the link below.




Meredith’s Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

  1. Whisk together 2 table spoons of milk, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and 2 tablespoons of candy cane pieces in a small sauce pan on low to medium heat until all melted
  2. Whisk in about 3/4 cup of milk
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup of brewed coffee
  4. Pour and top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup

Kali’s Peppermint Mocha Hot Chocolate

  1. Brew your coffee
  2. Mix in your milk along with the peppermint and chocolate syrup to your ideal flavor
  3. Enjoy!


Becky’s Hot Toddy


Whole cloves


A cinnamon stick

Whiskey/bourbon of choice

  1. Heat a kettle of water. Prep your glass of choice.
  2. While the kettle heats, cut the lemon in half. Cut off a slice for garnish
  3. Stab about 4-5 whole cloves into the lemon slice
  4. Once water has heated, place about one tablespoon of honey in the glass.
  5. Pour a bit of hot water into the bottom of the glass to dissolve the honey. Mix that up.
  6. Once honey is dissolved, add whiskey/bourbon. Use your heart to measure this
  7. Squeeze half a lemon into the glass. Top with hot water
  8. Add whole cinnamon stick and lemon wheel with cloves
  9. Best enjoyed with multiple blankets, a furry friend, and comfort TV.